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Watch Girls' Zosia Mamet Instantly Slip Into Character and Unleash Critiques to the Delight of Her Costars

The first piece of direction Zosia Mamet ever got from Lena Dunham on Girls was a history-making one. "The first direction Lena ever gave me on my day on the pilot was--the first shot... ...Read More... //

As Girls Comes to an End, the Cast Looks at the Show's Legacy

Girls kicks off its sixth and final season this Sunday on HBO, and with that beginning of the end comes a look back at the controversial, groundbreaking dramedy. Earlier this month, there was an oral history in The Hollywood Reporter and a panel discussion hosted by the New York Times looking back on ...Read More... //

'Girls': Read Lena Dunham's Original Pitch for the Show

"Its pretentious and horrifying," Dunham says of a pitch that she describes as a "tone poem on millenial life." ...Read More... //

Girls Star Andrew Rannells Would Be Down for a Street Sharks Reboot

  Andrew Rannells has come a long way from Street Sharks , but he's willing to go back. Rannells became a star from his Tony-nominated lead role in The Book of Mormon during its original Broadway run, and can currently be seen on Girls , which is kicking off its sixth and final season Feb. 12th. But way   ...Read More... ...   //

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of February 6, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Legion (Series Premiere) Wednesday at 10 p.m. on FX Why: A Marvel show... on FX... starring that guy from Downton Abbey ? Sounds cray, but best believe this is one of the most intriguing and visually inventive premieres of the television season. In a role about as far away from Downton as possible, Dan Stevens plays David, a diagnosed schizophrenic in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years who may just be the world's most powerful mutant. Stevens is stellar in a complicated role. Complicated is a fair way to describe the entire episode, but it's a fun sort of confusion. The episode jumps around, mostly between a present-day interrogation and a previous hospital stay, with flashbacks to some of the difficult-to-explain events in David's past. Yes, this is a comic book show, but not in any of the traditional senses. Fargo 's Noah Hawley has created a wonderfully weird series about mental illness and mutant powers that's more Mr. Robot than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Prepare to talk about: Dan Stevens' total disappearance into the role; the wicked-smart casting of Aubrey Plaza in an important supporting role; what the what is really going on.   Girls (Season Premiere) Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO Why: Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Girls will go down as one of HBO's most talked-about series. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, "a voice of her generation," the series about a group of girls in their 20s begins its sixth and final season with most of the characters having shown at least a little growth. As Hannah tries to capitalize on her celebrated Moth performance, she meets a waterski instructor played by fellow HBO star Riz Ahmed. Divorced from Desi, Marnie tries to remain independent. Jessa and Adam continue to confound in a relationship that makes no sense and total sense at once. And Shoshanna, finally flourishing professionally, realizes her friendships are probably very toxic. In addition to returning guest stars like Rita Wilson as Marnie's mom, Jon Glaser as Laird, and Corey Stoll as Dill, watch out for appearances by Matthew Rhys and Tracey Ullman. Prepare to talk about: Lena Dunham's place among this generation's auteurs; whether the world has finally forgiven poor Allison Williams for that Peter Pan fiasco.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season Premiere) Sunday at 11 p.m. on HBO Why: Weekends have become surprisingly newsy under the new administration, so it's helpful to have someone around on Sunday nights who can make sense of the seemingly incomprehensible. It's even better when that someone is as smart, funny, and talented as John Oliver, who returns for the fourth season of his Emmy-winning show. With the new president's every move getting so much media attention, it will be interesting to see whether the British comedian's tradition of finding a relatively obscure story to bring to light for a single, long segment holds or whether he spends his time running through a list of Washington absurdities. Either way, it will be equally comforting and upsetting to once again have a weekly reminder that we're not crazy and this is really happening. Prepare to talk about: What fresh hell is coming our way next; John Oliver and Samantha Bee, two foreigners saving Americans' sanity one episode at a time.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. He's a boy who likes Girls . Follow him on Twitter . p { text-align: justify; }

Lena Dunhams Original Pitch for Girls Described It As a Tone Poem About Millennial Life

"Theyre my friends and Ive never seen them on TV."  ...Read More... //

It's Goodbye 'Girls' as Lena Dunham, Cast, Execs Overshare in Show Oral History

The definitive backstory of a series that began as "the worst pitch you've ever read" (see it yourself!) as the seminal comedy starts its final season and all the major players spill on the (very NSFW) sex scenes, those racism charges and what the "voice of her generation" does next. ...Read More... //

Corey Stoll, Rita Wilson, and Seemingly Everyone Else in Brooklyn Will Return for the Last Season of Girls

Alongside Riz Ahmed, Matthew Rhys, and Tracey Ullman. ...Read More... //

Lena Dunham Looks Back on Girls: I Wouldnt Do Another Show That Starred Four White Girls

"When I wrote the pilot I was 23. Each character was an extension of me. I thought I was doing the right thing."   ...Read More... //

'Girls' Season 6 Trailer: Hannah Writes Again as Marnie Returns to Desi

The first official look at the final set of episodes for the HBO series also sees Shoshanna trying to find her place in the working world and Jessa defending her relationship with Adam. ...Read More... //